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ERIC Number: EJ1019147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
A Field Study of Telepractice for School Intervention Using the ASHA NOMS K-12 Database
Gabel, Rodney; Grogan-Johnson, Sue; Alvares, Robin; Bechstein, Leah; Taylor, Jacquelyn
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v35 n1 p44-53 Nov 2013
The purpose of this article is to describe the characteristics and effectiveness of a telepractice speech-language therapy program for school-age children. Outcome data related to the caseload, type and amount of intervention, and student progress from a school-based telepractice therapy program were compared with the K-12 Schools National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. NOMS provides data for students receiving intervention through direct, in-person service delivery models. The findings suggest many similarities between the characteristics of the telepractice and direct, in-person service delivery models. The telepractice service delivery model was effective for most students included in the study. Results of this study support the described telepractice service delivery model as a viable option for speech-language therapy services delivered to public school students with communication impairments. Limitations of this study are discussed with guidance provided for future research studies exploring the efficacy of speech-language therapy delivered via telepractice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals
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